2004 Rhys Home Vineyard Pinot Noir

December, 2011: This is drinking well. Drink.

January, 2010: This is just entering its drinking window. Make sure to give it an hour of air before enjoying. Drink/Hold.

January, 2009: This is a great wine that is still improving. If opened now, decanting is recommended but it will be much better in another year or two. Drink/Hold..

January, 2007: After several years of experimentation, the Home Vineyard has proven that it best expresses itself when kept entirely on the stems (whole cluster), fermented with native yeasts and placed in a used barrel. Winemakers often speak of “non-interventionist” winemaking, and it doesn’t get any more non-interventionist than this. From the moment this wine left the fermentor, we said Wow! The only problem is that we will never have more than a single barrel as this vineyard is only ¼ acre..

Ethereal and complex aromas of red pit fruits and freshly turned earth. The wonderfully silky texture supports fresh but concentrated red and black fruit. Long finish with tightly wound cherry, rose petals, citrus complexity and a touch of resolving tannin. This is a purist’s example of a very unique and distinctive California Pinot. It has the structure and balance to improve for 10 or more years..